Alameda Gardens at the Bandstand on Tuesday 30th June 2020 at 7 pm
The Rotary Awards traditionally fall into 3 categories:
The Unsung Hero Award.
For people over 18 years of age who make a significant contribution to the life of the community outside of their paid work.
Winner: Jane Punter, for her tireless efforts for the Gibraltar Society for the Visually Impaired. She has increased membership and awareness of those with impaired sight, providing help and support to vulnerable individuals.
Young Person’s Award.
For those under 18 years of age who have shown great courage, dedication to a cause, or have worked selflessly for others in their community.
Winner: Alexander Sanchez Soisa, for his dedication to create awareness of the need to respect the marine environment. His initiatives have particularly been aimed at including young people.
The Extra Mile Service Award.
Those who in their workplace, especially if dealing with the public, go above and beyond what is expected of them.
Winner: Stewart Harrison for his substantial achievements in involving youngsters in tech projects, Gibraltar Cyber Centurion Team Leader, gaining accolades over the past few years and initiating the Gibraltar Cyber Challenge, which gives students real experience in different tech jobs.
For these awards members of the public are asked to submit their suggestions with a citation explaining why their candidate is deserving of an award. Many are submitted, all richly deserving of recognition for their work, making it an extremely difficult choice to pick a winner!
New Award: the Rotary and Heritage Trust William Serfaty Shield
This year an additional award has been added, the Rotary and Heritage Trust William Serfaty Shield, an essay competition in honour of one of our late members. The competition was open to all Year 8 students to write a short piece on any period of Gibraltar’s history.
Winner: Abby Cohen for his essay ’And Here I Stand’.